Oral Statement of Paul La Monaca, CPA, MST Director of Education, National Society of Tax Professionals Before the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board Public Forum May 13, 2014 Panel 2 Discussion: Using Technology to Increase Customer Service for Taxpayers and Preparers “Pivoting Away From Paper” – How the IRS Can Overhaul Customer Service and Transform Its Business Practices Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Paul La Monaca and I am the Director of Education for the National Society of Tax Professionals and I want to thank the members of the Oversight board, the IRS and Lisa McLane for inviting NSTP to participate in this very important forum. The National Society of Tax Professionals is a nonprofit membership group of almost 6,000 quality tax professionals composed of Enrolled Agents, Certified Public Accountants, Attorneys, Financial Planners, Registered Tax Return Preparers and unenrolled tax preparers. NSTP’s goal and mission is to provide tax professionals with quality education and resources to achieve excellence. In addition, NSTP strives to protect the taxpaying public. I am a member of the NSTP Board of Directors and have served in this capacity since 1996. In addition, I have been a speaker at the IRS National Tax Forums … Read More
In a recent CNN interview, NSTP member Isaac McRae, EA addressed the issue of newlyweds and their tax filing status. “Marriage is defined by your filing status at the end of the year,” said licensed tax practitioner Isaac McRae. “You have the option of married filing jointly, or married filing separately, which is much different from filing as a single individual, or head of household individual.” Click here for the complete interview.